§ 6-1437. Claims of personal representatives, guardians, and conservators.

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§ 6-1437. Claims of personal representatives, guardians, and conservators.

   (A) Personal Representatives; Individual Claims. No personal representative who has individual claims of his or her own which arose against the decedent prior to the death of the decedent shall pay the claims in excess of an aggregate amount of $500 without first specifically informing the court of his or her adverse interest and obtaining the approval of the court.

   (B) Guardian or Conservator; Individual Claims. No guardian or conservator who has individual claims of his or her own (other than compensation governed by § 6-1443) against the estate of the ward or protected person shall pay the claims which aggregate in excess of $500 without first specifically informing the court of his or her adverse interest and obtaining the approval of the court.

   (C) Unless otherwise ordered by the court, the attorney for the guardian or the conservator may be paid reasonable fees from the estate up to $1,000 per year without prior court order.

   (1) No guardian or conservator shall pay legal fees to himself or herself without prior court order.

   (2) All attorney fees paid under subsection (C) remain subject to review by the court.

   (D) Form of Order. Any order entered pursuant to this section shall provide that any person aggrieved by payment of the claim may petition the court for a formal review of the claim or payment.

Rule 37 amended September 1987. Renumbered and codified as § 6-1437, effective July 18, 2008; § 6-1437 amended November 13, 2019, effective April 1, 2020.